Virginia Remke Mason

February 27, 2017

Virginia Marie Mason (Ginnie), passed away peacefully on February 27, 2017, on her 88th birthday. Ginnie was born in Covington, Kentucky, the eldest daughter of Joe and Marie Remke. She lived most of her adult life in Louisville Kentucky, where she was employed with General Electric for many years, later retiring to Charlotte NC to be near her son Jay and his family. She is preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Connie Connelly, and her brother in law, Fran Simpson. Ginnie was a loving sister, aunt, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her son Jay Connelly (Ginny); granddaughters, Berkeley Minkhorst (Diek) and Corey Connelly, all of Charlotte, NC. Also surviving are her sisters, Nancy Jo Simpson of Aurora, CO, Charlene Palmer (Richard) of Louisville, KY, her niece Paige Nejman (Erik), their children Elizabeth and William, all of Chicago Ill. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the National Association of the Deaf: www.nad .org..

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Services, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204, (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


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  • Myra & John White

    On behalf of the Hearing Loss Association of America Charlotte Chapter, our condolences for the loss of Ginnie. Ginnie was a long time member of national HLAA and our HLAA Charlotte Chapter. She participated in meetings and socials for many years until she could no longer drive to our meetings. We lost touch with her after her last move when all mailings came back as not forwardable and we had no longer had a mailing address for her. She was a sweet lady.